"The Negro agrees with the writer who says that whites nailed Christianity to the cross. There is much doubt that actual Christianity ever existed in Europe and even if it did, it suffered an untimely death in transit across the Atlantic."
Response to Claims of Black Laziness:
"The trouble with so many white men today is that there are too many to live on the labor of a small number of Negroes."
On Black Political Rights
"The Negro not only wants to be a voter to determine by his ballot who should administer the affairs of government...but he wants also to hold office himself."
On White Barbarism
"The world, moreover, must still cry out in horror at the mention of England in South Africa and Belgium in the Congo. In the United States, where white men are not considered so cruel to Negroes, we find to the credit of this ‘highly civilized’ Caucasian lynchings and massacres resulting during the last fifty years in the death of 3,000 helpless Negroes, many of whom were burned at the stake."
Carter G. Woodson circa 1915
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